Harmonizing – Designing with Music in Mind (Part II)

Practical considerations for designing performance spaces, from a performer, designer, and consumer; Part II On Monday’s post, we covered some basic visual aspects of music performance spaces design. However, the key purpose of these spaces is for hearing, and for that an understanding of architectural acoustics is warranted. When it comes to acoustics, we are …

An open Letter to Blueprint South Dakota’s Committee

Dear AIA South Dakota,  I wanted to thank you and your communications committee for approaching the Sioux Falls Arts Council regarding hosting the Blueprint South Dakota blog in October. At first glance curating a blog for an entire month seemed a tall order, but we soon realized the many intersections between the arts and architecture …

Building on South Dakota Universities: SDSU American Indian Student Center

(This series was intended to highlight the new construction, renovation and upgrades to the state universities in South Dakota. Content was submitted by the architects of the projects or by the universities.) (Content and images submitted by TSP, Inc.) American Indians make up approximately 9 percent of South Dakota’s population—but only around 1 percent of …

SAY IT LOUD – NOW Virtual Exhibition Submissions Due

Diversity in South Dakota matters. Representation matters. Please consider submitting for the following exhibition! The non-profit group, Beyond the Built Environment is calling for architectural design submissions from diverse architectural designers for the SAY IT LOUD – NOW Virtual Exhibition! Submission: September 1, 2020 11:59pm EST 50.00 USD Announcement of the winners: Weekly SUBMISSION: One …